Oh, Robert Ironside—how we hardly knew ye. Well, come to think of it, we knew ye better than we knew Dr. Dan Yoder, or Miguel Hernandez, the lead characters on NBC's inert sitcom Welcome to the Family.
After last week's news, we'll never get to know any of them. NBC cancelled struggling freshman shows Ironside and Welcome to the Family last week, the latter move allowing the Peacock Network to air back-to-back episodes of critical darling Parks & Recreation on Thursday nights, leading into the also lagging rookie sitcoms Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show. As for Ironside's Wednesday night replacement, NBC has called upon…Dateline. Try to contain your excitement.
It wasn't all bad news for the fall's new shows last week. Over at CBS, Mom and The Millers received full season pick-ups, sparing both shows from our weekly Cancellation Watch series. Which leaves six other programs still under speculation here, with a few more inclusions—NBC's Dracula, premiering this Friday night, and Fox's Almost Human, beginning on November 4—on deck. For now, let's see who's dangerous close to spending time with Robby Ironside and Danny Yoder's in television hell.